The grammar re-test went well. We got to go up to the 3rd floor and sit in comfy chairs and take it there.
M-sensei, my homeroom teacher, is awesome. She has gone above and beyond for us. She’s also helping me do some personal reviewing of the bits of grammar I still have issues with. Thanks M-sensei! You rock!
In JBPP, we had to work on our 自己PR (jiko PR), which is this uniquely Japanese part of a resume where you’re allowed to sell yourself, but you have to do it in a polite and socially-acceptable way. So you get to brag a little, but it’s usually stuff about how you’re a great team player, how you respect your seniors, and stuff like that.
It’s completely alien to me in that regard. This is probably the hardest part of writing my resume materials for Japan.
Well, I thought it was the hardest part until we started talking about Entry Sheets, which are essentially juiced-up application forms for companies, but you need to not just write stuff out, you have to do it with panache — but with a socially-acceptable level of panache.
I get it, and I don’t get it all at the same time. It makes my head hurt a bit.
Imagine Me, Buying More Books!
This evening, I went by Imagine at Wingtown around dinner time to grab some 書道 (shodo, calligraphy) books, and maybe some デザイン書道 (design shodo) books, too. Maybe sometime I can leverage my 書道 skills to write a killer Entry Sheet.
I’m boxing up packages for the US as well. It’s kind of a sad feeling. By this time next week, I’ll be on my way to Tokyo, and a week after that, I’ll be back in the US.
Now I’m getting bummed out.